Britain’s new American style Mayors will be following in the long-held tradition of casting early doubt on maverick cops, only to look foolish in the closing scenes.
Although most places have had a Mayor for 350 years, the new American style, all powerful Mayors can be used as a useful figure for the chief of police to be scared of.
The retiring Mayor of Manchester, Peter Thape gets paraded every few days, alongside his fat wife, to give talks to bored school children, and he admits that the police are not scared of him.
‘I’ve loved being the Mayor. It’s been absolutely boss,’ said Thape.
‘Took the wife’s gold chain of office into Cash Generator’s last week, but they already had a few in,’ added Thape.